Intro Oral - TMJ
What is TMJ?
Though it doesn't immediately stop you in your tracks, jaw tightness gives you nasty headaches, pain when eating, and sometimes cracked teeth. Your jaw may also pop or, in very extreme cases, the joint wears down causing your jaw to get stuck in either an open or closed position.
Massage Therapy for TMJ
According to the Mayo Clinic, most of the pain associated with your TMJ (the temporomandibular joint on either side of your head, where your skull and lower jawbone meet) can be treated without surgery.
Massage is one of many techniques that can help address the cause of TMJ disorders. Whether the pain comes from a jaw injury, arthritis, or simply the fatigue from repeatedly grinding or clenching your teeth, regular massage therapy can make a difference.